Associate Director of Career Planning

Posted: 07/26/17 | SHARE:


Posting Number:  S00372JP

The Associate Director of Career Planning will advise students, and develop programming related to careers in government, public policy and/or law leveraging prior experience. In addition, the Associate Director will develop strategy and oversee execution and publicity of outreach programs and services to engage underclass students in early career exploration.

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin’s historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.


Education/Skills Requirements:

Required: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in public policy, government, or law preferred. Candidates with an advanced degree in counseling, college student development, or a related subject will also receive strong consideration. Also required: Excellent organizational skills to coordinate programs and services in support of career exploration and areas of assigned student advising; Proven oral and written communication skills; Familiarity with the career development process and job hunting strategies; Ability to administer, analyze and advocate use of on-line and off-line self-assessment instruments (Strong, Do What You Are, SIGI) is a plus.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:

Required: Minimum of 4 years of comparable experience in program development and career advising at a peer institution or related employer.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter


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